Attachment Theory in Action with Karen Doyle Buckwalter
Sabra Starnes: A Reunion Story Through An Attachment Lens - Part 1

Sabra Starnes: A Reunion Story Through An Attachment Lens - Part 1

February 23, 2021

Karen welcomes Sabra Starnes to the show to tell her story as an adoptee, growing up in a transracial family, and her reunion story through an attachment lens. Part two will be released on March 2nd

Sabra has a Masters in Social Work for Catholic University and Masters in Education from American University. She specializes in adoption, foster care, parenting issues, and skills. Sabra is married to the love of her life Krushae, son Larry and Rasheed, and a 3-year-old granddaughter, Alayna. You can find her online at sabrastarnes.com

Deborah Dana: Polyvagal Theory & Attachment - Part 2

Deborah Dana: Polyvagal Theory & Attachment - Part 2

February 16, 2021
 

Karen welcomes Deborah A. Dana, LCSW, to the show for the conclusion of their two-part discussion on the connection between Polyvagal theory and attachment.

Deborah A. Dana is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma. Dana consults with the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. She has authored or co-edited several books on Polyvagal Theory and developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical training series.

Deborah Dana: Polyvagal Theory & Attachment - Part 1

Deborah Dana: Polyvagal Theory & Attachment - Part 1

February 9, 2021

Karen welcomes Deborah A. Dana, LCSW, to the show for part one of their two part discussion on the connection between Polyvagal theory and attachment. Part two will be released on Tuesday, February 16th.

Deborah A. Dana is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma. Dana consults with the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. She has authored or co-edited several books on Polyvagal Theory, and developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical training series.

Robyn Gobbel: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Play Therapy - Part 2

Robyn Gobbel: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Play Therapy - Part 2

February 2, 2021

Karen welcomes Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, MSW, RPT-S back to the show for the conclusion of their two part discussion on interpersonal neurobiology. 

Robyn Gobbel is a psychotherapist who is currently focused on teaching, training, and writing.  Her clinical focus has always been children with a history of complex trauma and their families. 

Robyn Gobbel: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Play Therapy - Part 1

Robyn Gobbel: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Play Therapy - Part 1

January 26, 2021

Karen begins an all new series of conversations by welcomeing Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, MSW, RPT-S to the show for part one of their two part discussion on interpersonal neurobiology. Part two will be released on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Robyn Gobbel is a psychotherapist who is currently focused on teaching, training, and writing.  Her clinical focus has always been children with a history of complex trauma and their families. 

Dr. Angela Cusimano: Does Divorce Impact Attachment? - Part 2

Dr. Angela Cusimano: Does Divorce Impact Attachment? - Part 2

January 19, 2021

Karen welcomes Dr. Angela Cusimano to the show for the conclusion of their discussion on the impact of divorce on attachment.

Angela Cusimano is a psychologist and personal coach with decades of experience working with kids, families, and trauma survivors. She is a childhood divorce survivor and has dedicated most of her career to helping struggling kids and families. As a way to connect with a greater number of people outside of the therapy room, she has started a coaching program specifically for childhood divorce survivors who struggle with self-love, self-sabotage, and difficulties in their partnerships. She offers group and individual coaching programs and has published a book for families going through the divorce process which can be found on Amazon and a book for parents who want to safely raise their teens in the digital age.

Dr. Angela Cusimano: Does Divorce Impact Attachment? - Part 1

Dr. Angela Cusimano: Does Divorce Impact Attachment? - Part 1

January 12, 2021

Karen welcomes Dr. Angela Cusimano to the show for part one of their discussion on the impact of divorce on attachment. Part two will be released on Tuesday, January 19th.

Angela Cusimano is a psychologist and personal coach with decades of experience working with kids, families, and trauma survivors. She is a childhood divorce survivor and has dedicated most of her career to helping struggling kids and families. As a way to connect with a greater number of people outside of the therapy room, she has started a coaching program specifically for childhood divorce survivors who struggle with self-love, self-sabotage, and difficulties in their partnerships. She offers group and individual coaching programs and has published a book for families going through the divorce process which can be found on Amazon and a book for parents who want to safely raise their teens in the digital age.

Dr. Janet Courtney: The FirstPlay Therapy Model & Infant Mental Health - Part2

Dr. Janet Courtney: The FirstPlay Therapy Model & Infant Mental Health - Part2

January 5, 2021

Karen welcomes Dr. Janet Courtney to the show for the conclusion of their two part conversation on Dr. Courtney's FirstPlay Therapy model.

Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW is Founder of FirstPlay Therapy® and Founder and Editor of FirstPlay® Café: An e-magazine for parents (womb to six Years). She is Director of Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies, Inc. She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx Speaker and presently Chair of the Association for Play Therapy Ethics and Practice Committee and past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy and former Chair of the Viola Brody Award Committee. Awarded Third Place overall in the Best Practices Showcase for FirstPlay Therapy at the First 1000 Days Infant Mental Health Summit (Sept, 2018) along with the Children’s Healing Institute.

Dr. Janet Courtney: The FirstPlay Therapy Model & Infant Mental Health - Part 1

Dr. Janet Courtney: The FirstPlay Therapy Model & Infant Mental Health - Part 1

December 29, 2020

Karen welcomes Dr. Janet Courtney to the show for part one of their two part conversation on Dr. Courtney's FirstPlay Therapy model. Part two will be released on Tuesday, January 5th.

 

Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW is Founder of FirstPlay Therapy® and Founder and Editor of FirstPlay® Café: An e-magazine for parents (womb to six Years). She is Director of Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies, Inc. She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx Speaker and presently Chair of the Association for Play Therapy Ethics and Practice Committee and past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy and former Chair of the Viola Brody Award Committee. Awarded Third Place overall in the Best Practices Showcase for FirstPlay Therapy at the First 1000 Days Infant Mental Health Summit (Sept, 2018) along with the Children’s Healing Institute.

Eileen Devine - The Intersection of Attachment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Part 2

Eileen Devine - The Intersection of Attachment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Part 2

December 22, 2020

Karen welcomes Eileen Devine back to the show for the conclusion of their two-part discussion on the intersection of attachment and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Part two will be released on Tuesday, December 22nd.

Eileen has her Masters in Social Work and is a certified facilitator in the teaching and application of the neurobehavioral model, as developed by FASCETS founder, Diane Malbin.  She has also completed Tier 1 training in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving. Eileen is an instructor for the Post-Master's Certificate in Adoption and Foster Therapy through Portland State University's Child Welfare Partnership, training other therapist on the neurobehavioral model.

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